Some of what God has to say in His Word is hard to grasp. In this world some of what is taught and believed by the majority is contrary to the Truth. That does not make Truth false or a lie; it is still God’s Word, Truth.
With God the majority does not, has not, and never will, rule. He alone is Sovereign. For many what they do not understand they refuse to accept as real. They can accept television, cell phones, computers, and myriads of other complicated, highly technical, and sometimes outrageous things without understanding how and why they work; because they can see things they know they are real.
It is different with God. When we look around we can see the evidence of Him but we cannot actually see or touch Him. Even when looking around us we need to look with eyes of faith. Otherwise, what we see we may believe to be just random particles a big bang accidentally threw together that amazingly is beautiful, complex, and life-sustaining.
It is not enough to know about God, we must know Him personally. Once we begin to know God understanding will come. Occasionally, it will come in a big exciting powerful way. Sometimes through others, preacher’s sermons, teacher’s lectures, reading books, and conversations with friends. More often, it will come in quiet moments of reflection, meditation, and prayer.
Over the years I have found that I often do not understand something because I am not ready for the insight or revelation. Because God is faithful He will not give us understanding or insight if the revelation is too much for us. Sometimes we need nurturing and time to grow and mature before we are given understanding in an area or on a particular subject.
And we know that the Son of God came so we could recognize and understand the truth of God–what a gift!–and we are living in the Truth itself, in God’s Son, Jesus Christ. This Jesus is both True God and Real Life. Dear children, be on guard against all clever facsimiles.
1 John 5:21-22 msg
I really do not wonder that I do not understand everything about God and His Ways.
But I do wonder that He does understand everything about me…and loves me anyway.